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Broncholithiasis
Carol C. Wu, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Calcified or ossified material within bronchial lumen, usually due to erosion from adjacent lymph nodes

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          • Microscopic Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Treatment

                                Selected References

                                1. Shang Y et al: Images for diagnosis. Broncholithiasis-induced bronchial artery fistula and pulmonary artery fistula in an aged female: a case report. Chin Med J (Engl). 123(4):507-9, 2010
                                2. Kim TS et al: Endobronchial actinomycosis associated with broncholithiasis: CT findings for nine patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 185(2):347-53, 2005
                                3. Seo JB et al: Broncholithiasis: review of the causes with radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 22 Spec No:S199-213, 2002
                                4. Conces DJ Jr et al: Broncholithiasis: CT features in 15 patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 157(2):249-53, 1991
                                5. Shin MS et al: CT demonstration of an ossifying bronchial carcinoid simulating broncholithiasis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 153(1):51-2, 1989
                                6. Adler O et al: Computed tomography in diagnosis of broncholithiasis. Eur J Radiol. 7(3):211-2, 1987
                                7. Vix VA: Radiographic manifestations of broncholithiasis. Radiology. 128(2):295-9, 1978
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                                KEY FACTS

                                • Terminology

                                  • Imaging

                                    • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                      • Pathology

                                        • Clinical Issues

                                          TERMINOLOGY

                                          • Definitions

                                            • Calcified or ossified material within bronchial lumen, usually due to erosion from adjacent lymph nodes

                                          IMAGING

                                          • General Features

                                            • Radiographic Findings

                                              • CT Findings

                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                        • Microscopic Features

                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                          • Presentation

                                                            • Treatment

                                                              Selected References

                                                              1. Shang Y et al: Images for diagnosis. Broncholithiasis-induced bronchial artery fistula and pulmonary artery fistula in an aged female: a case report. Chin Med J (Engl). 123(4):507-9, 2010
                                                              2. Kim TS et al: Endobronchial actinomycosis associated with broncholithiasis: CT findings for nine patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 185(2):347-53, 2005
                                                              3. Seo JB et al: Broncholithiasis: review of the causes with radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 22 Spec No:S199-213, 2002
                                                              4. Conces DJ Jr et al: Broncholithiasis: CT features in 15 patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 157(2):249-53, 1991
                                                              5. Shin MS et al: CT demonstration of an ossifying bronchial carcinoid simulating broncholithiasis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 153(1):51-2, 1989
                                                              6. Adler O et al: Computed tomography in diagnosis of broncholithiasis. Eur J Radiol. 7(3):211-2, 1987
                                                              7. Vix VA: Radiographic manifestations of broncholithiasis. Radiology. 128(2):295-9, 1978